Writer, art historian and professor Michael Newman eloquently explores complex issues in his writings on art. This collection reflects his ardent voice and the trajectory of contemporary art itself.
As both an art historian and critic Michael Newman has written extensively on contemporary art, focusing in particular on the image in its relation to language, the question of how art works manifest themselves and the traces and archive of an event.
A professor at the School of Institute of Chicago and Goldsmiths, London, this publication brings together a selection of Newman’s writings since 1983. Focusing on important contemporary figures such as Tacita Dean, Steve McQueen, John Stezaker and Jeff Wall, Newman’s writings have been widely published and highly regarded throughout his career.